Cheese Puffs

Photo by Heather S.

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

15

minutes

SERVINGS

40

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

15

minutes

SERVINGS

40

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup milk

  • 1/4

    pound (1 stick) unsalted butter

  • 1

    teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/8

    teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • Pinch of nutmeg

  • 1

    cup all-purpose flour

  • 4

    extra-large eggs

  • 1/2

    cup grated Gruyere cheese, plus extra for sprinkling

  • 1/4

    cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1

    egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water, for egg wash

Directions

reheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a saucepan, heat the milk, butter, salt, pepper, and nutmeg over medium heat, until scalded*. Add the flour all at once and beat it vigorously with a wooden spoon until the mixture comes together. Cook, stirring constantly, over low heat for 2 minutes. The flour will begin to coat the bottom of the pan. Dump the hot mixture into the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Immediately add the eggs, Gruyere, and Parmesan and pulse until the eggs are incorporated and the dough is smooth and thick. Spoon the mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a large plain round tip. Pipe in mounds 11/4 inches wide and 3/4 inch high onto the baking sheets. With a wet finger, lightly press down the swirl at the top of each puff. (You can also use two spoons to scoop out the mixture and shape the puffs with damp fingers.) Brush the top of each puff lightly with egg wash and sprinkle with a pinch of Gruyere. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown outside but still soft inside. *to scald milk, heat it to just below the boiling point. To freeze, bake the puffs, allow them to cool, and freeze in a sealed plastic bag. Reheat at 425 degrees for 5 minutes.

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